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The Grand Canal Hotel is located in a lovely picturesque area on the south side of Dublin city, a short walk or train ride from the city centre.  The hotel is within walking distance to the Bord Gáis Energy TheatreAviva Stadium, 3 Arena, and Grafton Street.  Temple Bar is a 25-minute walk or a 10-minute taxi ride away.

Complimentary Car Parking is provided to guests who book with us direct by phone, email or on our website.

The Grand Canal Hotel is very well located with links to many forms of public transport.  The Grand Canal Dock Dart Station is a 2-minute walk from the hotel.  There are multiple bus routes nearby along with Aircoach (providing quick and driect access to and from Dublin Aiport).

A Leap Visitor Card can be used to pay for travel in Dublin and its surrounding areas on the Dublin Bus, Luas, DART & Commuter Rail services.  You can purchase and load a Leap Card in any store named here and load travel credit in at any luas or train station and on the Leap Card app., available for Android and IOS.

The nearest store to purchase a Leap Card is Spar, Grand Canal Street Lower which is a 4-minute walk from the hotel.

Directions to the Hotel from Dublin Airport



The Aircoach 702 and 703 offer services to and from Dublin Airport to the city centre and South Dublin on a 24-hour basis.  This city centre service stops at most of the major hotels and key locations across Dublin.  The closest pick up and drop off stop to the Grand Canal Hotel is located at the Schoolhouse Hotel on Northumberland Road, less than a 5 minute walk from us.

Tickets for the Aircoach can be purchased direct from their website or from their ticketbooth located at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.


Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus offers routes 16, 41, 747  and 757 from Dublin Airport to the City Centre.  A Leap Card can be used for this service or tickets can be purchased from your bus driver, however please note, they do not except euro notes or credit/debit cards, it is euro coins only.


Airlink Express

The Airlink Express services will bring you direct to the IFSC, Dublin City Centre, Gardiner Street, College Green & Temple Bar, Heuston & Connolly rail stations, St. Stephen’s Green, and Merrion Square. 


By Taxi

A taxi from Dublin Airport to the Grand Canal Hotel will take approximately 25 minutes depending on the time of day and current traffic level. Taxis are available outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of the airport. If you need a taxi to take you to the Airport from the Grand Canal Hotel please pre book one with reception during your visit.

Car Parking at the Grand Canal Hotel

Grand Canal Hotel offers secure car parking to hotel residents, which is operated on a first-come-first-served basis.  The car park is complimentary up until 1pm on the day of check out for all guests who book their stay directly with the hotel.   A car parking charge applies to bookings made on third party websites such as, Expedia etc.

If the car park is full, there is on street parking available on the street of the hotel (pay and display).

Click here for more information on car parking at the Grand Canal Hotel.